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  1. Don't panic. A lot of things are shifting around right now. They likely have closed some of the bookings to avoid conflicts with lift & shift customers.
  2. Hearing scheduled for 6/10/2021 10:00AM. Looks like we're not going to get any ruling until ANOTHER hearing is held. https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/59804600/state-of-florida-v-becerra/
  3. In Cozumel there are dogs at the end of the pier sniffing for food and there are baskets full of various ship foods they've confiscated. Mostly bananas...
  4. This seems like the fastest path back to service and how they can book families under current guidance. Test cruises with the extra protocols will cause restart delays. At this point it's almost a choice of cruise vaccinated or wait until fall when the current CSO expires to sail. I foresee the CDC denying 1 or 2 "test" voyages that are run before gaining approval, and they've got to do it for EVERY ship.
  5. CDC could've made it so much easier on the family oriented lines by stating it differently. What percentage of passengers on cruises are under 12? This data isn't available anywhere I've seen. But my best guess in what I've seen, there's a maximum of 200 kids under 12 on cruises that are carrying 4k-6k passengers. I don't think I've ever seen more than 5% of a ship filled with <12yo For ships with at least 95% of crew and 100% of passengers over 12 years old fully vaccinated. < Writing it this way would've made it 100% more clear.
  6. Recent video of Fain posted in @Matt blog has him saying ships could be sailing as early as next month (June). Not sure if that's what he meant or he's referring to July, but as of right now I believe the optimistic viewpoint is that July cruises will still be on for those that have not been cancelled.
  7. This could be a "testing the market" situation. Happens every once in a while, like in real estate, a real estate agent will price a house above market just to see if it will sell or garner interest. If it works it pushes the market up higher... Alternatively, it could be they're expecting/planning to run ships at reduced capacity and have decided to raise fares to compensate for those losses. IMO, I'd expect prices to normalize within 3-6 months for off peak sailings and maybe a year for peak time.
  8. I always spend a lot of time planning ahead for vacations. It's killing me to have to wait until the last minute to do all the normal things I would've done by now, check-in, tags, transport, OBP, excursions, etc.
  9. I just noticed the entire Royal Caribbean fleet is Bahamas flagged. I doubt they'd pull the Adventure sailings and irritate them. It's also kind of a big deal for them because their goal is to be a long term homeport going forward, and they're pushing to invest in cruise terminal infrastructure, etc.
  10. I see they pushed it out past their anticipated guidance update at the end of this week. Maybe CDC is hoping Florida will agree to drop it after the new guidance is released and digested by the cruise lines. I feel like the renewed optimism of summer US cruises we're seeing from Royal plays into this theory.
  11. https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/59804600/state-of-florida-v-becerra/#entry-58
  12. Notice of mediation conference/hearing just filed. Who wants to donate to Pacer to get it?
  13. I agree with removing them entirely. What does the CDC have to gain from test cruises other than putting another gate/roadblock in the process? If the cruise lines have to "test" their protocols to make sure they're effective then it seems to point out the person writing the protocols has no idea if they're going to work. Simple steps: 1. Write the rules. 2. Clarify rules with cruise line operators over short period (This really should only take a maximum of 1-2 weeks). 3. Enforce rules by punishing non-compliance. I honestly believe the CDC has done a reprehensible job of Ste
  14. Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety. - Benjamin Franklin (1755)
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